The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr Fabien Montiel (View Website) and Dr Ata Suanda (View Website). The student will have many opportunities to interact with the vibrant NZ community of early-career polar scientists and the broader international communities during conferences.
The project is ideally suited for someone with interests in mathematical modelling, physical oceanography, polar science and climate modelling. A strong background in mathematics and physics, as well as computing skills, are essential. Prior knowledge in fluid mechanics and/or water wave theory will be an advantage, but are not essential. Both New Zealand and international students are encouraged to apply.
Voermans, J.J., Babanin, A.V., Thomson, J. Smith, M.M., Shen, H. H. (2019). Wave Attenuation by Sea Ice Turbulence. Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1029/2019GL082945.
Montiel, F., Squire, V.A., Doble, M., Thomson,J., Wadhams, P. (2018). Attenuation and directional spreading of ocean waves during a storm event in the autumn Beaufort Sea marginal ice zone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, DOI:10.1029/2018JC013763.
Rogers, W.E., Thomson, J., Shen, H.H., Doble, M.J., Wadhams, P. (2016). Dissipation of wind waves by pancake and frazil ice in the autumn Beaufort Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, DOI: 10.1002/2016JC011775.
Thomson, J. et al. (2016). Emerging trends in the sea state of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Ocean Modelling. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.02.009.